Clarence Ashley-The House Carpenter
Recorded on April 14, 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia. This ballad was collected by Child as "The Daemon Lover" (Child No. 243), of which there are several variants. Harry Smith noted that the original version in the British Isles had a "supernatural theme" which didn't make it to North America.
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3Run time 3:16
January 31, 2006
haunting banjo tune
here is the folktunes archive page with lyrics: http://folktunes.org/recordings/17